Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fenimore Art Museum’s popular fall exhibitions will close on Sunday, December 30, leaving just a few weeks to enjoy these outstanding shows. Making a visit doubly grand, the Fenimore’s halls are decked out in glorious rich holiday decorations.
One of the year's most popular exhibitions, Tasha Tudor: Around the Year illustrates the changing seasons and their special celebrations with over 100 outstanding examples of this beloved author and illustrator’s original art for children’s books and greeting cards. Evocative watercolors, delicate childhood drawings, original handwritten manuscripts, miniature doll cards, hand-decorated boxes and Easter eggs, and first-issue holiday cards are among the heartwarming treasures to be enjoyed in this exhibit from the Norman Rockwell Museum. In the museum store a large selection of Tasha Tudor items, including collectible and out-of-print items, is available for sale.
Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed, the first exhibition devoted solely to this American folk artist, includes more than 45 oil paintings spanning Prior's career from 1824 to 1856. Through the mastery of his craft and his pragmatic marketing strategy, Prior was able to document the faces of middle-class Americans throughout his lifetime, making art accessible to a previously overlooked group.
Internal Landscapes brings together fifteen recent works in acrylic on paper, wood, and canvas by Ithaca-area artist G. C. Myers. His crisp, clean compositions, bold coloration, and stylized renderings transform the natural landscape into one that resonates with human emotions and qualities.
To Great Acclaim: Homecoming of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art surveys the achievements of North America’s first artists in more than 100 objects of transcendent beauty, including ritual objects, ceremonial clothing, pottery, and basketry. To Great Acclaim reveals the extraordinary range of art produced by Native American cultures.
A Lineage of Iroquois Artistry exhibits objects made by contemporary Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) artists, revealing an eloquence that is part of an ancient cultural heritage that is still very much alive today. Using both old and new techniques, materials, and concepts, these artists continue to communicate who they are, where they come from, and what is important to them as Native people.